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Located right on the beach, with views over Beqa Lagoon and out to the island of Beqa, is the new and vibrant Uprising Beach Resort, Pacific Harbour's 'youngest' accommodation option. The property was conceived with the young and active scuba diver in mind, and is ideal for those looking for a beachside bure on Fiji's main island in a place to stay where there is plenty to do.
The list of activities is what sets Uprising apart and includes jetskiing, wakeboarding, beach volleyball, hobie-cat sailing, as well as river rafting. Diving in Beqa Lagoon and the shark feed dive at Shark Reef are the 2 most popular pastimes. There is a swimming pool next to the large bar and restaurant, which can be a lively place especially at weekends when some of the young and beautiful of Viti Levu drop in to enjoy the beach bar atmosphere and mix with the guests. There is normally always something going on here such as beach volleyball or people riding horses along the beach.
There are 11 bures in 2 rows with 6 being beachfront and 5 garden view. There are also 12 deluxe villas with 8 being beachfront and 4 garden view. The entire property is constructed using local materials and traditional techniques and consists only of single storey structures. The rooms are good quality for a mid range resort and each has its own huge open-air shower and balcony.
There are other options in the area for those seeking peace and quiet but for the active and young (or young at heart), Uprising can be just the place for a fun and lively Fiji diving holiday.
Beqa Lagoon and Yanuca islands - soft coral reefs - is scheduled on every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. Shark Reef (shark feeding) is scheduled on every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, can also be arranged at an additional cost. No diving on days of arrival and departure.
Due to the fixed weekly schedule of destinations above, your exact itinerary will depend upon your day of arrival. For simplicity, our package prices here are based upon the prices as if you were diving at Beqa every day, since the shark feed dives are more expensive.
To arrive at the exact price of your package, we will add a surcharge, dependent upon the number of times you will visit Shark Reef.
Resort diving includes:
Dives (as detailed in the packages above), boat rides to sites, experienced English-speaking divemaster (maximum 4 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, snacks, diving tax. Diving excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own):
Full set scuba equipment (approx. US$ 30 per day), Shark Reef Marine Park Fee (approx. US$ 8 per 2 tanks). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card). Optional extras:
Extra afternoon and night dives, diving computer, scuba insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
Resort accommodation includes:
Bed, breakfast, internet access, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, snacks, taxes. Accommodation excludes (mandatory):
Single supplement on single travellers only, payable in advance. Single Supplement:
This is a compulsory additional charge on single travellers for the sole occupancy of double/twin accommodation. Optional extras:
Lunch, dinner, alcoholic drinks, return resort transfers from airport (approx. US$ 320 (1-4 passengers)). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there:
The Uprising Beach Resort is 55 km west of Suva and 120 km away from Nadi Airport, so you can get a taxi or bus to Pacific Harbour from either city. Alternatively, we can arrange for the resort to collect you. For further details see our Viti Levu travel information section.
Dive clubs and group discounts:
Pay for 10 guests and 1 extra person can join free of charge.
The 3 day / 2 night short stay option with 2 dives at Shark Reef can easily be added to any of our other resort packages or liveaboard cruises in Fiji.
There are 11 affordable bures and 12 air-conditioned deluxe villas At Uprising Resort, each with private open air shower, terrace and garden area. The 10 beachfront bures and villas have unrestricted sea views, and the 13 garden bures and villas have garden views. There is also one budget 20-bed shared dormitory for low budget travellers.
Each room is built using Fijian materials and techniques with high ceilings and spacious interiors. There is 1 double and 1 single bed in each room, with extra beds available on request.
All the bures have:
Ceiling and stand fans
Air-conditioning (deluxe villas only)
Patio & furniture with sea or garden views
Private open-air bathroom with hot water shower, towels and toiletries
Indoor shower and bath tub (deluxe villas only)
LCD television (deluxe villas only)
Wi-fi hotspots (deluxe villas only)
Fridge with daily complimentary drinking water
Tea and coffee making facilities
Cabinet, mirror, desk and chairs
Bedside reading lights
Music system with radio & clock
Australian style flat-pin mains outlets
Note: as the resort is ground level and has level pathways, it is suitable for the disabled.
Viti Levu and the Coral Coast attracts shark fanatics from across the globe. The shark feed dive at Shark Reef is one of the best, with 8 different types of sharks regularly present. If pretty coral gardens and reef fish are more your scene then there are also daily scuba trips to Beqa Lagoon and Yanuca Island.
The resort diving is operated by nearby Beqa Adventure Divers. You will be picked up in the morning from the resort at 07.30 and taken to their dive shop. The boat travels through a lagoon to the open sea for a 2 tank dive trip departing at 8.00 am.
Diving is from a high speed catamaran with ladders, rinse tanks, VHF radio, GPS, oxygen and first aid. 2 tank scuba trips depart at 08:00 hrs. Journey time is 25-40 minutes from Pacific Harbour.
All trips include divemasters, tanks, weights, towels, coffee / tea, fruit and water. The staff will wash and carry your kit.
The list of fun activities (see below) is almost endless, with lots of watersports to enjoy. River rafting is a popular choice for scuba divers on their last (the non-diving) day. All non-motorised activities are free of charge except for hobie cat.
You can relax at the pool, have a massage, or use the internet in reception or the wireless connection throughout the property. The resort bar is set amongst palm trees and has a seaview with steps leading down to the beach. There is also a nearby arts village with shops, Fijian arts and crafts, restaurants, and a supermarket. The resort can arrange transport for you to visit these, and to elsewhere on Viti Levu Island.
Resort facilities include: Restaurant and bar - Swimming pool - Jetski and snorkel tours - Waterskiing - Wakeboarding - Windsurfing - Hobie cat - Beach volleyball - Beach with parasols and sun beds - Wi-fi and fixed line internet - International telephone & fax - Tour desk - Laundry - Taxi service
Location: Queens Rd, Pacific Harbour, Viti Levu south coast, Fiji
Uprising Beach Resort prides itself on its food. This consists of imported produce and the freshest and highest quality local fare that are combined to make tasty treats like Mexican fajitas and Indian curries, as well as Fijian specialties.
Our packages include bed & breakfast, and there are other dining options around Pacific Harbour if you wish to venture outside the resort to see what's on offer.
Mexican, Indian, Italian and Fijian main meal dishes
Soups and salads
Optional BBQs held twice a week
Special requests can be catered for with prior notice
The Restaurant and bar are both beachfront - "The best beach bar in Fiji".
Menu samples: Seafood Chowder with sweetcorn & coriander, Rare beef salad with sun-dried tomato, olives & balsamic dressing, Thai chicken pizza with onion, coriander & sweet chilli, Seared tuna with paw-paw salsa, Chinese cabbage, & jasmine rice, Salt & Pepper squid with lime mayo, chilli jam & fries, Refried bean nachos with cheese, guacamole, sour cream & jalapenos, Chocolate & Bailey's Brulee with passionfruit sauce.
Complimentary Continental Breakfast is cereal, toast, fruit, coffee, tea and fruit juice. Full cooked breakfasts are also available for an extra charge, there is a breakfast menu that carries full American, pancakes, waffles.
The nearest re-compression chamber to Uprising Resort is in Suva, 55 km or 1 hour to the east by road transport. We recommend you have and bring details of your own scuba diving insurance.
The dive boat carries oxygen and a medic aid kit. It's also equipped with a VHF radio, GPS and depth sounder. 1 divemaster is provided for every 4 divers. There is more oxygen available if required back at the SCUBA centre.
For general accidents and medical assistance there is a local nurse on call 24 hours a day, and an international hospital 50 km away.
The Uprising Beach Resort reception has a safety box for storing your valuables and there is 24 hour on-site security. The nearest police station is 2 km away.